I created a list of wines on a downloadable spreadsheet for your blind tasting group. Based on probable varieties used for exams.Read More
This fun graphic just helps me navigate what to open with my steak, stew, smoked or ground beef.Read More
Test your beverage theory with some challenging questions. What is Oseleta?Read More
These new tasting mats, designed by Fernando Beteta, MS are easy to download and print. The aroma wheel is short and sweet, keeping the major aromas and structure found in wine in a colorful, easy to read format. This mat is for four glass, but can also be edited for more.Read More
If you're looking to improve your blind tasting for an exam format setting, meaning 6 different wines at once, then practicing this format can help you prepare with timing, color, sight, aroma, palate and quality calibration.Read More
These are two videos I created for the Advanced Sommelier Course for the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2016. The videos were part of the Tokaj lecture, lead by Shayn Bjornholm, MS and Roger Dagorn, MS. I worked with them to highlight the most famous towns and vineyards.
This is a brief overview of the region.
I stumbled upon this great pdf of "Wine Service in the Restaurant. Professional Guide for the Sommelier by G.F. Hasler, shared by @chaneuf
The author, Mr. Geoffrey Hasler, MS is a founder member of the Guild of Sommeliers (Not the Court of Master Sommeliers) and wrote this book to help further the education and training for the wine professional. He became a Master Sommelier in 1972. I bet it was used by many aspiring Master Sommeliers in the 70's and 80's.
I love the classic chapters like "Mis-en-place", "Cigars and cigarettes", "Knowing your guest".
The steps of service haven't changed much in 40 years, but in some cases, less relevant for today's restaurants.
Available on Amazon?
Take one of the past theory exams at the finals for "Best Sommelier in the World" competition.Read More
Click below to use the interactive map.